Hyderabad: A class five girl student of Rao’s High School, Old MIG, BHEL, was made to stand in the boy’s washroom by her teacher after the pupil turned up in civil dress on Saturday.
The victim, who sent a video and approached AP Balala Hakkula Sangam, said a woman PET observed her while she was moving in the school and questioned her about the reason for coming in civil dress instead of the school uniform.
Later as punishment, she was made to stand in the washroom. She felt humiliated after fellow students laughed at her.
“After returning home in the evening, my daughter was crying all through the night and is now refusing to go the school again. She wants me to shift her to another school,” Ramakrishna said in the complaint.
Telangana IT minister KT Rama Rao, son of chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao, also tweeted about the incident after a video clipping of the girl narrating the episode went viral on social media in Hyderabad.
“Ridiculous and absolutely inhuman. Will take it up with Hon’ble Deputy CM education (Kadiyam Srihari) for appropriate action on the school,” Rao tweeted.
Students’ unions staged a protest at the school on Monday morning. Protesters entered inside the school and ransacked the furniture demanding action against the staff who meted out the alleged punishment.
Corporal punishment is prohibited in schools in India but it is still seen as an accepted way of disciplining children in the country.
Under the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education (RTE) Act, 2009, physical as well “mental harassment” of students is prohibited and a punishable offence.